This cantaloupe agua fresca tastes like the most wonderful fresh melon water.
1cantaloupe(3.5 pounds, or 4 cups chopped fruit)
1tbspfresh lemon juice(or lime juice)
a fewsprigs fresh mint(or basil)
Cut the cantaloupe up by first cutting in half, then into quarters, and cut the flesh away from the rind. Cut into chunks and place into a blender. Blend until fully pureed, then strain the puree through a fine mesh strainer in order to collect the juice.
Pour the juice into a pitcher and add the water, fresh lemon juice, and mint. Refrigerate for at least one hour so it’s thoroughly chilled and the flavors are melded.